What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the model of an air handler, you may not know if you could use one to advance your home comfort in the Bay Area. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the internal unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Essentially, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It helps your split system or heat pump flow cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, in conjunction with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold correct comfort levels inside your home. Some forms of air handlers even contain heat strips to bolster the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lower utility bills and a create a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to know more about air handlers and the advantages they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call Contra Costa Heating & AC today at 510-343-9841. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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